Tesla’s new Model S P100D is not only quick, it’s the first all-electric car with over 300 miles of range — Electrek

Understandably, everyone is focusing on the incredible acceleration of Tesla’s new Model S P100D – 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds – but what is even more interesting, to me at least, is that the Model S is now the first all-electric car with over 300 miles of range. We are talking about an…

via Tesla’s new Model S P100D is not only quick, it’s the first all-electric car with over 300 miles of range — Electrek

“Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.” – Peter Drucker

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Recently I had to take ‘Scarlett’ in for a check up. Primarily, I just wanted to have an unfortunate scratch taken care of. It happened to be a crisp, fall Friday and I had a few errands to run. I needed a loaner car for the day. There just happened to be a couple. One of them caught my eye though… A midnight blue Tesla roadster. I had heard that the service centers were now incorporating them as loaner vehicles. It seemed too good to to be true. Continue reading

“The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.” – Confucius

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Coming off of today’s news about Tesla’s quarterly revenues, Tesla Motors keeps showing strong, positive growth. Many traders had forcasted Tesla to post a loss of about $0.20 per share. Instead Tesla did literally the opposite and posted a $0.20 per share operating profit. Continue reading

” Wax on, Wax off.” – The Karate Kid

Don’t get me wrong: the Tesla Model S in its stock form is one sweet ride. However, Tesla Motors has plenty on its plate right now, and it doesn’t mean something that is already great can’t be made better. James Bond didn’t just have a 1964 Aston Martin DB5; he had a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 with twin .30 cal machine gun. While I think of myself mostly as a pacifist, the addition of the machine guns endows the vehicle with a certain je ne sais quoi. At Tesla Trips, we obviously have a bias towards electric vehicles, but there is no denying the eternal beauty of the ’64 DB5. While the Tesla is, in a lot of ways, different, the car’s design language does frequently get mistaken for the British luxury marquee, which in no way is a bad thing. It’d be as if every couple of days, women would come up to me and say, “Oh, are you Ryan Gosling?” I mean obviously they do, it’s just not that frequent… Continue reading

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin

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It’s been a while since we’ve sent out a post, and partly due to the fact that our Tesla Model S arrived on June 26th… Over the past week we’ve had the opportunity to enjoy the awesome capabilities of the car. On the Fourth of July, we we’re able to share the car in the Hood River 4th of July Parade. While it was a last minute surprise, it was an honor to be in the parade with the Hood River Valley High School’s electric car program. Students were driving around in electric cars that they had made for their class and got to race all around the state. Our Tesla played the role as mobile mechanic and EV pace car. A couple of the high school EV’s had some of their chains slip, but it was nothing that was out of our realm of expertise. Continue reading

Model S beats a BMW M5 from 0-100

The Tesla Motors Model S has gathered a lot of interest from both the tech community and the automotive world. Here is evidence of the latter, in which Automobile Magazine drag raced a 2013 BMW M5 vs. the Model S. Needless to say, very impressive. ‘The ultimate driving machine,’ no more?

Mega Factories – Tesla Motors Model S

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Some of the most amazing features about the Tesla Motors Model S are things that you’ll never even be able to see. This video from National Geographic’s Megafactories goes through the design and manufacturing of Model S. The video covers many of the things that makes it stand out from it’s competitors. Whether that’s comparing it’s technology and range like all electric competitors: the Nissan Leaf or the electric Ford Focus. As well as the more refined and more well known brands like BMW… The Model S has proven itself as an EV and as a luxury sedan. Enjoy.